Hulu’s original The Act is a true crime anthology tv series of America. It is based on the true story of a girl named Gypsy Blanchard.
Created by Nick Antosca and Michelle Dean, the series first hit the screen on March 20, 2019. Season 1 ran for 8 episodes on Hulu that concluded on May 1, 2019. The series has entertained the viewers well and created numerous fans. Now fans are looking forward to season 2 of the series.
The Plot of the Act. What to Expect From Season 2?
The series depicts a true story of a girl Gypsy Blanchard. She was suffering from a disease due to which she was wheelchair-bound. She had an overprotective mother named Dee Dee Blanchard. Her mother had never left her alone. She was fed up with the restrictions imposed by her mother. She constantly craved for her independence. She started opposing her mother. However, the controlling behavior of her mother kept on increasing. Her mother became more abusive when she found that her daughter tried to explore her sexuality.
As the story progress, we see that Gypsy found out the truth about her mother and her illness. Her mother made her believe that she was suffering from cancer. However, that is not true. Actually, she was suffering from a Factitious disorder, a mental disease in which the caregiver made everyone believed that the person is suffering from illness. In reality, she was not sick. When she found out the truth, her relationship with his mother became toxic.
She had done that because she was suffering from Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP), a mental disorder in which the caregiver fakes the illness of a person under one’s care.
To get rid of her mother, she planned her murder with her boyfriend.
Eventually, she succeeded. However, police caught her, and now she is serving 10 years of imprisonment.
The Cast of the Act? Who Will We Meet in the Act Season 2?
The main cast of Season 1 includes
- Patricia Arquetteas Dee Dee Blanchard
- Joey King as Gypsy Blanchard
- AnnaSophia Robb as Lacey
- Chloë Sevigny as Mel,
- Calum Worthy as Nick Godejohn
- Denitra Isler as Shelly
- Steve Coulter as Dr. Evan Harley
- José Alfredo Fernandez as Officer Cox
- Poorna Jagannathan as Dr. Lakshmi Chandra
The second season of the anthology series will cast new characters or might include some of the old ones.
The Release Date of the Act Season 2? When Will It Air?
Hulu series season 1 concluded on May 1, 2019. It’s been more than a year, and Hulu has not renewed the series so far. But do not be disheartened. It does not mean the series got canceled. The year 2020 is not good for any film or series, and this anthology series is no different. So It is too soon to expect anything from Hulu. As the series is an anthology, Hulu has to find some new intriguing crime story. So it might take some time.
Season 2 will likely hit the screen somewhere in 2022.
We will inform you once we get more information about it.
What Is the Controversy Regarding the Act?
Original Gypsy Blanchard was angry with the creators of the series. She threatened them with dire legal consequences. She stated that the showrunners had used her name and her story without her consent. Moreover, her stepmother told that they had to deal with the creators. She stated that the creators had promised her to divide the profit. Later, the issue got resolved.
Is There Any Trailer Available for the Act Season 2?
The showrunners have not renewed the series for a second helping so far. Hence, you cannot think of a trailer as of now. You have to wait for a while to see the trailer for season 2.
What Is the Rating of the Act Series?
The anthology crime drama series earned appreciation from millions of viewers. It scored an impressive rating on various platforms.
IMDB rating – 8.0 out of 10.
Rotten Tomatoes -It scored a rating approval of 89%, having an average rating of 7.36/10.
Metacritic- It scored 74 out of 100 grounded on 16 critics.
Where Can We Watch the Act Series?
It is Hulu series, so you can watch it there. It is also streaming on several other platforms, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video.
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The true drama series has won numerous hearts. The Act is critically acclaimed. The star of the series Patricia Arquette and Joey Kinghearts had given mesmerizing performances. They have been nominated for several awards and had won some of them. The true story will make you emotional. You will empathize with Gypsy. Overall, you will be engaged throughout the series.
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